Sleep is a time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. When you wake in the morning, you are supposed to feel ready to take on the day. At times, however, you wake up with pain. It might be an aching neck, back, or other part of your body. What went wrong, since you didn't feel this pain the night before? There are a variety of reasons why you might experience pain from sleep. What are these pain-causers, and what can be done to prevent them?
If you are waking up in pain, the first thing you need to look at is your pillow. Many people use pillows that don’t provide the proper loft for their needs. You want to make sure that the height of your pillow enables your head, neck, and back to maintain the proper alignment that they need. Adjustable pillows, such as the Elevation Pillow, are a great option. With removable layers of memory foam, by adding or removing the layers you can easily find the proper elevation for your needs.
The next item you should look at is your mattress. If your body is not getting adequate support, you will know this because you will experience pain. Some people enjoy sleeping on softer surfaces, while others prefer something firmer; however, if your body sinks into your mattress, it probably is not maintaining proper alignment. Remember to replace your mattress approximately every 8 years, and make sure the mattress you purchase provides ample support. Mattresses, such as the Unelma Firm and the Unelma Balance, were both designed to provide optimal support while you sleep. Better support equates to better rest and less pain.
The position in which you lay in bed can also cause the pain you experience the next morning. The ideal sleeping position is flat on your back. If this isn’t a comfortable option for you, then sleeping on your side is the next best option. Sleeping on your stomach is not recommended as this can cause added pressure and not provide proper alignment.
You might go to bed slightly aching. Instead of recuperating, that pain may become exacerbated overnight. It might even be an injury that you didn’t realize you have until you wake up and feel the resulting pain. Things such as not sitting properly at your computer, being on your feet all day, and other causes can have you feeling pain at night.
Now that you know what to look for that might be causing you pain from sleep, you can make alterations. Once you do, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect combination for perfect sleep.